Chair Holders

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    Sally Barringer Gordon Sally Barringer Gordon is well known for her work on religion in American public life and the law of church and state, especially for the ways that religious liberty developed over the course of American national history. She is the Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and Professor of History at the University of […]
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    Bruce Carruthers A sociologist of economy and law, Carruthers is the John D. MacArthur Chair and Professor of Sociology and director of the Buffett Institute for Global Studies at Northwestern University. He is the author or co-author of five books on markets, business, the economy, and politics. As a scholar-in-residence at the Kluge Center he researched a […]
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    David Hollenbach Hollenbach is a theologian and scholar of human rights, theories of justice, and ethics. As a scholar-in-residence at the Kluge Center he researched a book project titled, “Humanity in Crisis: Religious and Ethical Responses to War and Disaster.” The book explores the role of faith-based communities in responding to humanitarian crises.News ReleasesDavid Hollenbach Named to […]
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    Robin Lovin Lovin is a distinguished theologian and professor of ethics. As a scholar-in-residence at the Kluge Center he researched the 20th-century American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, his theories of Christian realism, and the possibility for moral deliberation in politics.News ReleasesRobin Lovin Named to the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History at John W. […]
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    John Witte Jr. John Witte Jr. is Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law, Alonzo L. McDonald Distinguished Service Professor, and Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion Center at Emory University. A specialist in legal history, marriage law, and religious liberty, he has published 220 articles, 15 journal symposia, and 26 books – including recently […]
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    James F. Childress The John Allen Hollingsworth Professor of Ethics at the University of Virginia, Childress teaches in the Department of Religious Studies and directs the Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life. As a scholar-in-residence at the Kluge Center, Childress worked on two books: one on public bioethics and the other on the possibilities and limitations of […]
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    William F. May May was a leading scholar in the field of medical ethics. As a scholar-in-residence at the Kluge Center May conducted research on the shift of political anxieties in the West, from the mindset during the Cold War (the West vs. tyranny) to the current apprehensions (the West vs. anarchy).News ReleasesWilliam F. May Appointed to Maguire […]
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    Louis Galambos A professor of history at The Johns Hopkins University, Galambos was editor of the 21-volume publication “The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower” from 1971 to 1995, and co-editor with Daun van Ee, a curator in the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress, from 1995 to 2001. As a scholar-in-residence at the Kluge Center Galambos […]
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    Mark A. Noll Mark A. Noll specializes in the history of Christianity in the United States. He holds the position of Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. In 2005, he was named by Time Magazine as one of the twenty-five most influential evangelicals in America. Noll is a prolific author and many […]
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    Jean Bethke Elshtain Regularly named as one of America’s foremost public intellectuals, Elshtain was Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics in the Divinity School of the University of Chicago and a member of the Library of Congress’ Scholars Council. She was a frequent writer for journals of civic opinion and lectured widely in the United […]